Hurricanes: A Memoir

Narrated by:
Guy Lockard

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2019
5 hours 54 minutes
“A gripping journey.”—People

The highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame.

Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story. Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop.

Born William Leonard Roberts II, Ross grew up “across the bridge,” in a Miami at odds with the glitzy beaches, nightclubs and yachts of South Beach. In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots and the Mariel boatlift, Ross came of age at the height of the city’s crack epidemic, when home invasions and execution-style killings were commonplace. Still, in the midst of the chaos and danger that surrounded him, Ross flourished, first as a standout high school football player and then as a dope boy in Carol City’s notorious Matchbox housing projects. All the while he honed his musical talent, overcoming setback after setback until a song called “Hustlin’” changed his life forever.

From the making of “Hustlin’” to his first major label deal with Def Jam, to the controversy surrounding his past as a correctional officer and the numerous health scares, arrests and feuds he had to transcend along the way, Hurricanes is a revealing portrait of one of the biggest stars in the rap game, and an intimate look at the birth of an artist.
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Such a Great Listen!

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great book

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A W.

I REALLY enjoyed this book..though I don't believe that Ross EVER touched any drugs..OR!!?? acted as a C.O..he tells a very good story about the struggles of an artist in that time period..I actually can relate to that struggle..he also talked about loss..and struggles with his health..thank God that he had his family to keep him from straying TOO FAR AWAY..this book also teaches you to keep chumping at the bit..(even when other people tell you that you'll never make it..that you're not good enough..and even when people take advantage of you)..YOU STILL HAVE TO UNDERSTAND YOUR all!!?? very good book..and it is definitely worth a read/listen..thank you all for reading my reviews on Audiobooks..Peace and Blessings to you and your families.. A-Weapons Mid-Lyfe Music South Bronx NYC..

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Romelio M.

Awesome read!!!

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Great listen!

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